Friesen Gallery announces the representation of renowned American painter Lloyd Martin. AMBIT marks the artist's debut solo show with Friesen, and is the first solo exhibition of Lloyd Martin's work in the Western United States.
AMBIT: 1 : circuit, compass 2 : the bounds or limits of a place or district 3 : a sphere of action, expression, or influence Medieval Latin: the range of pitches used in a melodic line or voice of a composition, particularly in Gregorian chant
Lloyd Martin, known internationally for his rhythmically constructed abstract painting, continues his engagement with color and line in this outstanding body of work, AMBIT. Grounded in pictorial truth, Martin's paintings hold a sense of movement, of rhythm, of flow, and delight the eye as it is drawn along the forms and juxtapositions of bright-hued lush colors that are characteristic of the artist's recent work.
Architectural structure gives Lloyd Martin's paintings a sense of gravity, giving weight to flights of vibrant color. His chemistry of elements act as meditations - stimulating both visceral and cerebral responses from viewers.